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A Brief History On December 9, 1996, Casino Niagara opened in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  Many people in Canada have had their lives changed by striking it lucky in a casino.  Over the years, a number of lucky Canadians have turned a small bet into a million dollar win in a few seconds.  Clearly, not everyone can be this lucky; however, it is good to feel inspired by finding out how other people have won a fortune. The following are some of the biggest Canadian casino wins in history. Digging Deeper Mega Moolah Makes Another Winner Among the online slots with…

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A Brief History On July 29, 1998, Caesars Windsor opened in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  It is one of four casinos in the Detroit–Windsor area.  Playing casino games is an activity that holds a timeless appeal.  Placing chips on the roulette table or getting 21 at blackjack is unlikely to ever lose its thrill. Yet, how have casinos changed in recent years? There have been some big changes in this industry. The following are a few of the important advances that have taken place in the casino industry in Canada you should know about. Digging Deeper The Rise of Online Casinos…

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A Brief History On February 16, 1968, the first emergency 9-1-1 (we prefer 911) system was put into service in Haleyville, Alabama, a town of about 4100 people. Part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) of telephone numbering systems, 911 is a rapid way for people to dial the police or emergency rescue services such as fire fighting or ambulance service. Covering the United States and Canada, 911 service is available in about 98% of all locations in these 2 countries. Digging Deeper In addition to connecting the caller with an emergency dispatcher, about 96% of the United States…

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A Brief History On February 8, 1879, Scottish Canadian inventor and engineer Sandford Fleming proposed the adoption of Universal Standard Time at The Royal Canadian Institute. Fleming proposed that the world be divided into 24 time zones, each 15 degrees of longitude in breadth and sequentially one hour behind the preceding time zone. All land within each time zone would be set to the same time. Up until this time, clocks in every city and town had been set to local time based on each location’s position on the Earth, creating no standards of keeping time and mass confusion when…

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A Brief History On January 26, 1965, the Constitution of India was amended to make Hindi the official language of Government in India, with English relegated to a “subsidiary official language.” Although the Indian constitution recognizes 22 “scheduled” languages, there are actually many more dialects spoken throughout the country, about 780, perhaps the second most linguistically diverse nation on Earth (after new Guinea with over 800 languages). Digging Deeper According to the official census of India, there are 122 “major” languages and an additional 1599 languages spoken there (presumably dialects). At least 30 of the languages are spoken by a…

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